Wednesday morning, 16 people were found in a truck on the way to England in the port of IJmuiden. The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee speaks of a group with different nationalities. They had hidden themselves among the transported car parts.
Before the ferry could leave, the 45-year-old Turkish driver reported to the authorities. He had heard "noises" from his trailer, after which the vehicle was searched.
Four underage boys, a woman and eleven men were eventually found there, after which the driver was arrested on suspicion of human trafficking. The investigation has since been handed over to the police.
Two weeks ago, British agents came across 39 bodies in a refrigerated trailer in Essex, UK. That truck had left Zeebrugge, Belgium. Presumably the 'climbers' come from Vietnam. An autopsy must give a definite answer about this.
See also: Six more arrests in Vietnam in case of 39 deaths in British trailer
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